Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Review- 45 Pounds (More or Less)

I finished reading 45 Pounds (More or Less) by K. A. Barson on Thursday.

From Goodreads:

Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi’s life:

She is 16.
And a size 17.
Her perfect mother is a size 6.
Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 10 weeks, and wants Ann to be her bridesmaid.
So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less) in 2 1/2 months.

Welcome to the world of infomercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons, embarrassing run-ins with the cutest guy Ann’s ever seen—-and some surprises about her NOT-so-perfect mother.

And there’s one more thing. It’s all about feeling comfortable in your own skin-—no matter how you add it up!

45 Pounds (More or Less) deals with more than just being overweight.  It encompasses a variety of weight disorders (including anorexia).  This book really made me think.

I liked Ann and I felt so bad for her.  I couldn't empathize with her weight problem specifically, but I could empathize with there being times that I didn't like my body.  

Ann grew up in such a dysfunctional family and much of her eating problem stemmed from that.  Then there was the issue of her mom's relationship with food and how it affected her 4 year old sister.  That really got to me.  How many times do I talk about watching my weight?  It's so important to be healthy and have a healthy relationship with food.  This book brings that to light in a non-preaching way.

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.

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